May 8, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Jump Champs Leap Forward

The local Double Dutch jump roping team. The Sharks, will represent the Ocean State for the second straight year at the World Double Dutch Tournament in June in Sumter, S.C. More...

Casino Plan 'Needs Serious Consideration'

Although he cautions that he does not yet have a ”complete pulse” of the City Council on developers' latest proposal to add table games and spend $40 million to upgrade the Newport Grand slots parlor, Mayor Henry F. More...

Two Properties in Demolition Crosshairs

The Newport Planning Board wrapped up unfinished business when it convened for its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 1. Two applications for demolition permits that carried over from the board’s April meeting were granted.  More...

Ezra Stiles – Ahead of His Time

Reverend Ezra Stiles, one of the most remarkable religious leaders, scholars and activists in early American history, died on May 12, 1795, at the age of 67.  More...

Busy Days and Nights at Ballard

It was a very busy day at Ballard Park recently, as a full slate of events was held. An Earth Day Spring cleanup, which had been postponed from an earlier date due to rain, was held under warm, sun-drenched morning skies. More...

Mothers the Best Peacemakers

“She kisses my boo-boos. She braids my hair. We love you, mothers everywhere.” Agnes, in the movie “Despicable Me 2,” could not have expressed a child’s love for her mother any better.  More...

Citywide League Opens Season

Opening Day ceremonies for Newport Little League were held at the Fifth Ward’s Hogan Field on a recent bright, windy morning. More...

A March of Honor

Local law enforcement units were joined by other police departments from as far away as New York and by the Philadelphia Police and NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers bands on May 4 for the annual Aquidneck Island National Police Parade, which honored th More...

General Assembly Highlights

For more information on any of these items visit www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/.   More...

Annual Newport Police Awards

At the Annual Awards Ceremony held May 5 at Thompson Jr. High School, 25 Newport police officers received awards. Officer of the Year Award went to Officer Ryan Doyle for his past year’s worth of work, not just one particular incident. More...

City OKs License Applications

At its two regular meetings in April, the Newport City Council approved the following licenses and permits:   More...

Parking Advisory

The City of Newport’s parking season began May 1 and will continue through Oct. 31. Metered parking is in effect from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. More...

Save the Date

The annual fundraiser benefiting the Friends of Ballard Park will be Saturday, June 7 at Edgehill. For tickets, visit ballardpark.org.   More...

New Arrivals

Brian Baker and Amanda Richardson of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Pearl Hannah Baker on May 2, 2014. More...

Support Groups at Newport Hospital

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: Fourth Thursday of each month from 5 – 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kerry Murphy at 401-846-0727 or kerryaahc@yahoo.com. More...

Sunset League

The George Connelly Sunset League is the oldest continuous amateur baseball league in the United States. Spectators are welcome, games are free at Cardines field.   More...